Another day In Paradise–Phil Collins

Phil. Collins’的成名曲“天堂中的另一天”讲述了一个类似安徒生(Anderson)童话 “卖火柴的小女孩”(Match Girl)的故事。歌曲里依然是个小姑娘,依然在街头无依无靠,她向路人伸出求助之手,但却无人理会。歌曲表达了拯救世人灵魂的愿望:帮助一人也是在帮助自己。



这是菲尔·柯林斯1990年的力作之一,荣居排行榜冠军数周,从而奠定了菲尔在西洋流行歌坛“抒情才子”的宝座地位。歌中描写了一个流离失所、无处过夜的女子向过路人求救却遭拒绝的一幕,是一首具有很强现实主义的歌曲。歌中唱到:

    “你能看到她脸上的皱纹,
    你可以想像她在那里已很久,
    或许她曾被迫四处漂流,
    因为她找不到安身之所。”

    菲尔说:相比之下,我们就像生活在天堂一样,而帮助这些可怜的人,只是我们应该做,而且也能够做到的事情。

    菲尔·柯林斯(Phil Collins)

    菲尔·柯林斯于1951年出生于英国伦敦,童年时代就酷爱戏剧和音乐。出道时他只是一个乐队的鼓手,80年代初才正式开始个人发展。1989年推出的专辑《郑重其事(But Seriously)》获得了巨大的成功,柯林斯也因此赢得了1990年度美国音乐奖的最佳摇滚艺术家奖和格莱美最佳个人专辑、最佳单曲、最佳流行男歌手3项大奖。

Another-Day-in-Paradise

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歌词:
She calls out to the man on the street,
“Sir, can you help me?
It’s cold and I’ve nowhere to sleep,
Is there somewhere you can tell me?”

He walks on, doesn’t look back,
He pretends he can’t hear her,
Starts to whistle as he crosses the street,
Seems embarrassed to be there.

Oh, think twice,
It’s another day for you and me in paradise.
Oh, think twice,
It’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise,
Just think about it.

She calls out to the man on the street,
He can see she’s been crying,
She’s got blisters on the soles of her feet,
She can’t walk, but she’s trying.

Oh lord, is there nothing more anybody can do,
Oh lord, there must be something you can say.

You can tell from the lines on her face,
You can see that she’s been there.
Probably been moved on from every place,
Because she didn’t fit in there.

Oh, think twice,
It’s another day for you and me in paradise.
Oh, think twice,
It’s just another day for you,
You and me in paradise,
Just think about it.

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